My goal when I joined was to feel in control of my eating. I felt so out of control. I had no idea what I wanted my goal weight to be but I knew I wasn't having success on my own. I have lost about 50 pounds in those 9 months. I did a nearly 8 month cut and I was really successful with it. I was still losing actually! But with the holidays coming up I wondered what it would be like to go into maintenance so that I wasn't overly stressed. So within the past 1 or so months I have been in maintenance, slowly increasing my macros. I have continued to lose over that time, although not as drastically as before.
WAG has helped me realize all the ways in which I was fooling myself before. I used to think "I can't lose weight. There is something wrong with my body. Why do I try so hard and see such little results?" But what I've realized now is that I was not consistent enough. There was nothing wrong with me, I just felt like if I work hard (and I did try really hard!), I deserve to take a break. But the break always went on and on.
Since starting WAG I have aimed for consistent. I have given myself "breaks" and my coach has always encouraged me to do so, but I get back on the wagon after the break. I have worked really hard on breaking myself of my all-or-nothing thinking. I used to think if I took a break I was a failure. The only way to do anything was to do it 100%. Now I know that one choice or one day won't kill me. And I have been so surprised at my coach's support. In the beginning I was scared to suggest that I needed the break. But every time I have my coach encouraged it. She has helped me set boundaries and goals so I still feel successful. And I've always come back.
It feels really good to know that I don't have to be perfect to be successful! Back in March I took a chance on WAG. I felt so low and thought I had nothing to lose so I might as well give it a try. I had tried a ton of other things and I had never had long term success. Now here I am. I made 2020 my year. And I didn't even know it was going to happen! Lots of crazy things happened this year but WAG was the consistent. WAG was the way I could feel good about myself. WAG made me feel in control. WAG has changed my mindset. I have the healthiest mind and body I've ever had.